#1 Edited by oysterpolice (14 posts) -

So, my Turtle Beach P11 just took a crap and are now done for. Good timing, considering my aunt just text me asking for Christmas gift hints. The Turtles I had were designed for the PS3 but I mostly used them for my PC. They were alright for PC but they only had once audio jack that controlled both chat and game volume, this became a problem when playing a game while on Skype.

I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on what headset I should "ask" for or invest in once the post-Christmas sales appear. Something cheap that is compatible between both PC and PS3, but avoids the problem I stated earlier.


#2 Posted by ToTheNines (985 posts) -

Steelseries Syberia

#3 Posted by Stonyman65 (3016 posts) -

A red Steelseries Siberia V2. The regular analog version. The USB soundcard version sucks though.

#4 Posted by shinboy630 (1316 posts) -

I've switched over to the desk mic/headphone route, but I've used plantronics headsets in the past and never had any real issues. Something like this. No clue about it working with consoles though as I think it is headset/mic plugs and not USB. Also, to avoid game volume issues with skype, can't you just set skype to duck volume in other applications during calls?

#5 Posted by Peleus (36 posts) -

I am currently using the Plantronics Headset linked in the above post. They sound great and have lasted me over 2 years. Only issue I am having is the cord is starting to split in certain spots but nothing some electrical tape can't fix.

#6 Posted by squiDc00kiE (399 posts) -

I've got Astro A40's for gaming, and BeyerDynamic dt880's for records

#7 Posted by tread311 (373 posts) -

I've been using a pair of Sennheiser Amperior headphones as both my chat headset and gaming/music headphones and they've been working pretty well. They are actually on sale at Newegg right now. Love that the PS4 lets you plug anything with a 3.5mm jack into the controller so I don't have to buy something proprietary.

#8 Posted by wemibelec90 (2089 posts) -

I use A40s for everything on my computer. They are pretty nice sound quality and feel really great on my head, but I think they were maybe a bit overpriced for what I get out of them. Odds are, I could have bought a $50 pair of plain headphones from Sennheiser or someone and used a surprisingly high quality, yet very tiny, microphone I have and been just as happy.

#9 Edited by avantegardener (1229 posts) -

Logitech H800 wireless headset, they are comfortable, and the sound quality is good, but the battery life is worse than an iphone and it can be prone to pairing issue.

#10 Edited by JoeyRavn (5119 posts) -
#11 Posted by Humanity (11445 posts) -

I had a pair of Trittons that features individual chat and game volume control as well as Surround Sound. Mine is quite an old pair though and they are several models ahead now but I'd check them out.

#12 Edited by ghostyTrickster (366 posts) -

A Logitech G930. It's a wireless 7.1 headset that my friend gave me for free when I bought his iPad.

Normally not a fan of wireless stuff, but this is pretty great!

#13 Edited by Cybertification (216 posts) -

Siberia v2 if you are careful with them, since they break if you are not.

Personally I'm using Audio technica m50's but they don't have a microphone and are more expensive than Siberia v2. Also, the m50's pick up a lot of interference if you use an integrated audio card, DAC/AMP recommended.

#14 Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles (1834 posts) -

A Logitech G930. It's a wireless 7.1 headset

Normally not a fan of wireless stuff, but this is pretty great!


#15 Edited by Codeacious (957 posts) -

I've got some Sennheiser PC 360's. They're not cheap, but the comfort and quality are something that I haven't found in any other headset to date.

#16 Edited by Vuud (2052 posts) -

Soundblaster Tactic 3d alpha something or other

I've had them for a couple years. Funny thing is that I really can't stand wearing headphones. They are always uncomfortable after a while. These days I only wear them for playing CS where being miked up is pretty much mandatory.

#17 Edited by alanm26v5 (543 posts) -

I recently picked up a Razer Tiamat 2.2 headset on sale. I really wanted something that wasn't USB and didn't want to spend a lot of money. I haven't used them much yet, but my first impressions are that they're more comfortable than they look, plus I like that they have a 10 foot cord and inline volume control. I'd say they're probably overpriced if you don't get them on sale though, like most things Razer.

#18 Posted by Franstone (1209 posts) -

I had the Logitech G35 wired headset but those fake leather ear cups started breaking apart and sticking to my ears.
After about a year and a half to two years the left ear cup snapped off.
Got the new(er) G430 with washable cloth ear cups.
I wouldn't buy them again though.
The volume wheel on the cable has to be in the right spot or I lose sound in one ear.
Also doesn't seem to have the same sound quality and they don't seem to be as loud.

#19 Posted by LeYcH (221 posts) -

ATH A900X.

was debating between ad900 and the one I got but decided open headphones aren't ideal.

#20 Posted by Veektarius (5300 posts) -

I've got a Turtle Beach headset that works for both Xbox and my PC. It has way too many wires.

#21 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19816 posts) -

The Sony PULSE Wireless Stereo Headset. I use it for any audio coming out of my consoles or PC, so all the time. They're good and comfortable, but it seems several have a problem with cracking and mine have cracked as well. They still work, though, so it's cool.

#22 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

Senheizer HD 598 with a 15 dollarydoo clip-on mic. Why anyone would want a GAMING HEADSET is beyond me...

#23 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1095 posts) -

Sony Pulse Wireless Stereo Headset Elite Edition, the vibration is really good for horror games.

#24 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Siberia V2 from Steel Series I think they're called. I end up just using them as headphones mostly, since my good ones broke. Also I was bummed that they don't work with the consoles without some kind of adapter, it's just a PC mic. Which is fine, works for EVE and BF games.

#25 Posted by ToxicFruit (1884 posts) -

razer megalodon. Really good and comfortable sets

#26 Posted by Vade (397 posts) -

Sennheiser HD 598 with a table mic. Why anyone would want a GAMING HEADSET is beyond me...

Though I do have a headset for tournament commentary or similar. Audio Technica BPHS1.

#27 Posted by MackGyver (680 posts) -

I got ATH-M50 monitor headphones.

#28 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (6270 posts) -

I have a Turtle beach X12... because it was cheap.

#29 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1902 posts) -

I got ATH-M50 monitor headphones.

Same, with a little rock band usb microphone hooked up for voice chat hahaha

I'm so fucking poor. ;_;

#30 Posted by LackingSaint (1982 posts) -

Skullcandy Aviators. I know they're pretty garbage for the price but it was all I found while out shopping for Christmas stuff, and I didn't want to wait for shipping online.

#31 Posted by Zlimness (593 posts) -

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 and Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro

#32 Edited by evildeadron (879 posts) -

I use the Plantronics Gamecom 780 on my PC, and the new Turtle Beach Earforce PX4 on my PS4. I've also been rocking these on my Vita & iPod (would also work well with the PS4 controller headset port)

#33 Posted by Xeiphyer (5679 posts) -

I've got the Astro A40s right now, totally love them. Extremely comfortable and they work with the PS3/360, haven't tried on newer consoles but I assume they work there too.

I believe Patrick is wearing white A40s when he is doing his site content, but they could be A30 or A50s. Also acceptable choices! I think the A50 has a wireless option as well.

#34 Posted by Optix12 (638 posts) -

I got Some Tritton Detonators mostly because the standard headphone jack plugs into the inline Xbox controller and usb power. That way i can remove the mic and use them with my phone, pc, PS4 or Wii U (not sure if the mic works in that headphone port)

#35 Posted by CircleNine (390 posts) -

A snowball mic and a pair of headphones.

#36 Posted by brutushayesosu (150 posts) -

Pulse Elites until they broke last night.

Cracked above the right ear where it gets narrow. I did get insurance from Best Buy so I'll be replacing them with new ones or something different (if they give me a gift card, Im going to ask either way) Might get Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro's in the end.

#37 Posted by Liquidsolidus (72 posts) -

I've used a Sennheiser PC151 the past few years for skyping and stuff and it's been pretty good, though I've gone through a few of them.

#38 Posted by Coafi (1519 posts) -

@brutushayesosu: @fluxwavez: How long did it take for them to crack?

I got the Pulse Elite, no cracking problems here. I really hope they last.

#39 Edited by bslayer (231 posts) -

I've got the Astro A50s and they're really nice. Super comfortable, great sound quality, but they're not cheap. They cost me about $300, but the A40s (which are wired, my A50s are wireless) are a tad cheaper at $250. They use optical or aux for audio and are usb powered. They work on anything with those options. Even the PS4. Chat might not work on the Xbox One yet, though.

#40 Posted by Bleshoo (155 posts) -

Corsair HS1. Been using them for over a year and they're great!

#41 Edited by brutushayesosu (150 posts) -

@coafi: 3 months for me and I am very careful with everything I own. Its the part under the round "rumble" area where the plastic is its narrowest. Keep an eye on it.

exactly like this

#42 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19816 posts) -

@coafi: I think it might have been a month after I owned them. Both sides are cracked, but they've worked well ever since so I still use them.

#43 Posted by Random45 (1402 posts) -

A Logitech G430 headset, and it's easily the worst headset I've ever had the misfortune of using. I've had more problems with this thing in the two months that I've owned it than I had with my previous one over the course of five years. It works fine most of the time, but whenever I use Skype, the headset starts to mess up, and I have to completely close down Skype in order for it to work... Ugh, it's just a pain in the ass. After having issues with the Logitech Keyboard earlier this year as well, I can safely say this will be the last Logitech product I will ever purchase.

#44 Posted by Coafi (1519 posts) -

@brutushayesosu: @fluxwavez: Damn, I own mine for over 3 months, no problems yet. I'll be extra careful with mine. Thanks for the replies, guys.

#45 Edited by brutushayesosu (150 posts) -

Traded in NBA 2K14 and my broke Pulse Elites and got Marshall Monitor for $10 at BestBuy. Liking them thus far.

#46 Posted by Deranged (1922 posts) -

Rocking my A50's. Fucking fantastic sound, unbelievably comfortably and all without the hassle of wires.

#47 Posted by RonGalaxy (3589 posts) -

I read the title as "what headshot are you rocking". Then I thought of HEADSHOT CITY.

#48 Edited by Schmollian (302 posts) -

I got a Logitech G35 headset.

It's pretty good. Overall sound quality is great and the mic is without flaw.

#49 Posted by VoshiNova (1963 posts) -

A Logitech G930. It's a wireless 7.1 headset that my friend gave me for free when I bought his iPad.

Normally not a fan of wireless stuff, but this is pretty great!

Me too. Fantastic Headset.

I'm actually on my second pair - ended up just getting the same one.

#50 Posted by cruxking (211 posts) -

corsair vengance 2100. yet another wireless 7.1 thing. battery lasts for like 9 or 10 hours off a full charge. and the mike mutes when you flip it up. i dont really know how it compares to other similar priced headsets but i really love it.